Commemorative locomotives transported undercover into Canada for big reveal

By Helen Pike, CBC News; November 11, 2019 Five locomotives transported across the U.S. border into Canada, wrapped and hidden,…

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Transportation Security Administration Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel

From Stock Daily Dish; November 9, 2019 Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the…

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New York, After Iowa Pacific: Negotiations ended for new rail operator in Warren County

By DON LEHMAN, The Post-Star; October 31, 2019 The company that was hoping to take over railroad operations in Warren…

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Roll Over Thomas the Tank: Intelino Is the New Smart Train in the Toy World

By Ed Driscoll, PJ Media; October 30, 2019 “There’s something about a train that’s magic,” the late Richie Havens famously…

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Freight railroads key to New Jersey’s transportation future | Opinion

By Chip Hallock, Northjersey.com; October 29, 2019 New Jersey’s key location and vast transportation assets—including seaports, airports and highways—make it…

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Southeast Florida: Virgin Trains USA says it will replace the St. Lucie River railroad bridge

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; October 25, 2019 WEST PALM BEACH — Virgin Trains USA plans to replace…

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Iowa Pacific subsidiary: Creditors attempt to force Colorado railroad into bankruptcy

By Thomas Gounley, Business Den; October 28, 2019 Three entities that say they’re owed money by an Alamosa-based railroad currently…

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As his 200th birthday nears, the father of Florida tourism remains a mystery

By Paul Guzzo, Tampa Bay Times; October 24, 2019 TAMPA — Happy 200th birthday to Henry Plant, the man who…

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After Iowa Pacific in New York State: Company hopes rails will survive Tahawus route abandonment

By Eric Anderson, The Albany Times-Union; October 22, 2019 Johnsburg They’ve drawn 40,000 people to the Adirondack community of North…

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North Carolina: End of an era? Durham’s Can Opener bridge on Gregson Street will be raised next week

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; October 22, 2019 DURHAM The famed Can Opener bridge over Gregson Street may…

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New York’s Long Island Rail Road rolls out laser-focused train to rid tracks of slimy leaf residue

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 18, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road said it’s focused on reducing delays caused…

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Happy 150th! Wabtec Celebrates Anniversary, New Headquarters

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 16, 2019 Wabtec Corp. recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, as well as the…

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India: Alert team averts train-elephant collision on killer Bengal tracks

By Sandeep Borah, East Mojo; October 16, 2019 Guwahati: Averting yet another major train-elephant collision incident, railway officials from the…

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Opinion: Thinking big about Big Rail in Massachusetts

By The Editorial Board, The Berkshire Eagle; October 15, 2019 There are so many passenger rail projects proposed for Massachusetts…

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Massachusetts: No more incrementalism, it’s time for Big Rail

By James Aloisi and Stanley Rosenberg, CommonWealth Magazine; October 12, 2019 EARLIER THIS YEAR, the Global Traffic Scorecard ranked Boston’s…

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What timetables tell you about traveling: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; October 13, 2019 I love reading timetables. Not the new ones on smartphone apps,…

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Federal Railroad Administration offering grants for passenger rail repairs

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; October 8, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is seeking applications for a grant program…

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Customers cheer regulator’s action against railroad demurrage charges

By Ellen Schneider and Will Robinson, Jacksonville Business Journal; October 8, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board is “deeply troubled” and…

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Willmar rail connector project is starting to take shape, Minnesota Department Of Transportation says

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 7, 2019 Construction has begun on a rail connector and industrial access project involving BNSF…

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Railroad’s rusting Potomac River span facing overhaul – and maybe more

By Dan Novack, Captial News Service, The Southern Maryland Chronicle; October 6, 2019 WASHINGTON – Of the eight bridges connecting…

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FreightCar America will close Roanoke, Virginia plant and open a new one in Mexico

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; October 1, 2019 The Roanoke Times is reporting that FreightCar American plans…

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What will drive change over the next decade? Railroading’s future leaders share their ideas

By Staff, Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 2019 Progressive Railroading recently asked the honorees of the 2019 Rising Star Awards what…

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Japan: Train crash highlights risk of Tokyo’s ‘unopened’ rail crossings

By KAZUHIRO KIDA, Nikkei Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; September 6, 2019 TOKYO — Japan’s railways are renowned worldwide for…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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